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a. Prescribed forms

A donor cannot draft an EPA out of thin air, nor can he/she instruct his/her solicitor to draft an EPA purely according purely to his/her wishes any format he/she might desire. Section 3(1)(a) of the Enduring Powers of Attorney Ordinance (Cap.501 of the Laws of Hong Kong) provides that for an EPA to have legal effect, it must be made out using the “prescribed form”; and “prescribed form” means the Form(s) set out in the Schedules to the Enduring Powers of Attorney (Prescribed Form) Regulation (Cap.501A of the Laws of Hong Kong).